Chart showing that 60,000 people are confined for immigration offenses, with 13,000 in Bureau of Prisons custody on criminal immigration charges, 13,000 in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service on criminal immigration charges, and the remainder in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody on civil detention. About 10% of those in ICE custody are in ICE facilities, and about 90% are confined under contract with private prisons or local jails.

Data Source: See "read about the data" section of full report. (Graph: Peter Wagner, 2018)

This graph originally appeared in Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2018.

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